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Beachcomber Horse Trails


Beachcomber Horse Trails

Fantastic beach riding, wildlife horseback safaris, river crossings and forest rides!

From multi-day trails for experienced riders, with fast riding along endless sands to short day rides, suitable for all the family.

Beach Riding Holidays in South Africa

7 Day Sunshine Coast Horse Trail
2017: EUR 1150 per person

Riding hats (or bring your own)
Expert guiding throughout
Comfortable accommodation in a variety of locations (beach lodge, farm cottage, guest house, beach hostel)
Meals and snacks.
Wildlife Safari entrance fees, game drives and game activities
Transfers from/to Port Elizabeth and East London (available on request)

Travel Insurance
Any additional activities

Dates: Contact us for set dates and tailormade private group bookings.
Experience Level: Suitable for fit, competent riders, able to control their horses at all paces, in open spaces.

Day 1: Saturday – Short introduction ride from Port Alfred
Transfer to Port Alfred where you will meet your horse and get ready for a day of beach riding.

Day 2: Sunday – Kasouga Coastline
An unforgettable day exploring the spectacular, deserted beaches on fast, long canters.

Day 3: Monday – Long rides and river crossings to Kenton-on-Sea
Cross the Kariega River and Bushmans Rivers near the coastal village of Kenton On Sea. Today's itinerary is dependent on the low tide times.

Day 4: Tuesday – Wildlife Safari Rest Day
Experience Africa’s wildlife on a fantastic game drive! View elephant, buffalo, zebra and many others.

Day 5: Wednesday – Explore the rocky coves and outcrops on horseback
Exploratory ride along the breath-taking coastline.

Day 6: Thursday – Woody Cape
Leave the beach today and enjoy the spectacular views from the saddle across the ocean and sand dunes while riding along the grassy plains.

Day 7: Friday – Game Safari on horseback
Head inland and through the coastal forest. Today's ride takes us into rolling grasslands where we ride with Giraffe, Zebra, Eland, Buffalo and Nyala.

Day 8: Saturday – Our last ride
After a short ride to the main farm house it’s time to say farewell to your trusty steed and the Beachcomber team.



Beach Riding
A fantastic combination of beautiful deserted beaches, dune forests, rocky outcrops and rivers.
All levels and ability of rider catered for.
An unforgettable experience - this is horse riding in South Africa at its very best!

Duration: 90 minutes
2017 Price: R300 per person

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  • Riding and Accommodation Day rides Bring your own horse



Name Beachcomber Horse Trails
Type of Holiday Riding and Accommodation
Price See details for full prices
Accommodation Accommodation is varied and very comfortable. After spending a long day in the saddle, enjoy relaxing in Beach and Guest Houses, a fun Beach Hostel and a quaint rustic Farm Cottage. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are carefully prepared wholesome meals. Snacks are provided along the way; we cater for the active traveller!
Hours Riding Per Day Varied
Instruction No
Nearest Airport Port Elizabeth International Airport or East London
Open All Year
Other Facilities No
Address Beachcomber Horse Trails, Bushmans River Mouth, South Africa.
Riding Facilities Fantastic Beach Riding, Wildlife Horseback Safaris, River Crossings and Forest Rides
Riding Style No
Suitable For Children Yes
Riding Safari Yes
Western Ranch No
Beach Riding Yes
Tuition No
Centre Based Yes
Trail Ride Yes
Website http://www.beachcomberhorsetrails.co.za


Customer Reviews

Excellent adventure! Review by Antoinette
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This was the second year we went for the horse riding! What fun! Really recommend! Both for inexperienced riders and riders with some experience. They accommodate both. You ride on the beach, lovely views and long stretches of beautiful shoreline.
(via Tripadvisor) (Posted on 19/09/2017)
Fantastic trail, excellent guide, delicious food and lots of fun! Review by Ulrike
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We had a wonderful week with Mel and Jono, riding from Port Alfred to Add Elephant Park. They are a very caring team, always friendly, helpful and professional. All our needs and wishes they satisfied. Riding is stunning, along beautiful beaches, through deserted dunes and at the end game park. For all good riders I can recommend this trail , the horses are well trained and in very good condition. For me the saddle was extrem comfortable , I managed without any pain even long long rides.
I know SA quite well, Sunshine coast is the most beautiful I have ever seen (Posted on 19/09/2017)
Fantastic Trail at the Sunshine Coast! Review by cars561
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I did a weeks trail with two others riding from Port Alfred to Cannon Rocks. Jono and Mel were taking perfect care of us. And the horses !!! If you like long (and I mean really long!) canters on the beach with incredible fit horses then that is the place for you. I saw a wild and beautiful part of South Africa at the sunshine coast and definitely consider coming back again. This was one of the best horse trails I had so far.
Thanks Jono and Mel. You made the most of our holiday. (Posted on 19/09/2017)
Heaven on Horseback Review by Stefan
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The best riding experience we have ever had. A week long trail in a perfect setting, with a great guide!

(via Tripadvisor) (Posted on 19/09/2017)
Galloping along a breathtaking beach was just amazing and will be an experience both my daughter and I will never forget. Review by Sonia
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We were lucky with perfect weather and just myself and my daughter on our ride with Jono who was friendly and chatty.

I have worked with top grade racehorses, so my expectations were somewhat high, but the horses looked well, were sure footed and knew their job. No mouth to speak of, but I appreciate that was bound to be typical of the type that is going to take all sorts of riders out and about.

My saddle was not comfortable, but that was of little consequence because the ride was truly an ambition realised. Galloping along a breathtaking beach was just amazing and will be an experience both my daughter and I will never forget (via Tripadvisor) (Posted on 19/09/2017)

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